Lionhead pendants, lacy see-through tops, gold pleated skirts and romantic floral embroideries comprised the dress code at Gucci’s San Francisco bash, held Tuesday evening at hot spot Octavia. The Vogue-hosted event paid homage to new creative director Alessandro Michele. Among the guests were artist Stevie Howell, Carolyn Chang, Sabrina Buell, Anne V., Lauren Ford and Kaitlyn Trigger.
“I’m crushing on this new fun and feminine version of Gucci because it offers romance and it’s a reminder of softer times,” said architect Abigail Turin as she twirled in her pleated gold skirt black top, brooch and her grandmother’s black taffeta evening clutch, all Gucci. “These pieces are so versatile. I could wear this gold skirt with a T-shirt to a beach party.”
Art dealer Jessica Silverman, a host for the evening, found her personal style in a new navy jacket with white piping and narrow jeans. “The art world is so exciting now and every day is intense so I love to dive into the world of fashion,” said Silverman, whose Tenderloin gallery and emerging artists are favorites of Silicon Valley art collectors. “Fashion is fantasy.”
Chef Melissa Perello, who opened the Pacific Heights restaurant to acclaim last summer, was on hand to prepare the locally sourced seasonal dinner. The restaurant’s new pared-down interior — a palette of eggshell and charcoal with simple wood plank floors designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture — was the ideal backdrop for the bright fall collection.